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Netsuke : Four Centuries of Masterpieces - Partizia Jirka-Schmitz


Four Centuries of Masterpieces

Hardcover Published: 1st August 2000
ISBN: 9783925369896
Number Of Pages: 288

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Worn by Japanese men as sash toggles, netsuke were attracting the attenrion of Europeans by the late 19th century. Today these delightful art objects are coveted by collectors throughout the world. Netsuke motifs can be mythical beings and creatures, vernacular deities, zodiac animals, seemed exotic tot he Jpanese of the Edo and Meiji eras, as well as Dutchmen and other Europeans. Consummate mastery of the carver's craft in a variety of materials, among them boxwood, ivory, horn, hornbill, coral, tortoiseshell and lacquer, distinguishes these miniature works of art. The masterpieces created by famous carvers like Yoshimura Shuzan (1700-1773) and Ohara Mitsuhiro (1810-1878) shaped aesthetic developments in this art medium.

ISBN: 9783925369896
ISBN-10: 3925369899
Audience: General
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 288
Published: 1st August 2000
Country of Publication: DE
Dimensions (cm): 31.75 x 24.13  x 6.99
Weight (kg): 4.53

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